Interfaith Dialogue: Lessons from ICAP in the US

Monday, February 2nd, 2009, 00:00 WIB
My involvement with some interfaith dialogues and activities in Indonesia have led me to various questions: Should interfaith dialogue exclude the discussion on theology? How shouldn't various interfaith initiatives and activities be seen as attempts to convert people to certain religious/faith traditions even though they take place within religious/faith institutions? My understanding of interfaith dialogue and community action changed significantly during my Fulbright Interfaith Community Action Program (September-December 2008). There were many occasions that proved me that the most important part of dialogue was doing work together between people of different faiths. Once the trust has been built among them then it would be much easier to talk and discuss about more difficult matters.

About the speaker:
Fatimah Husein is lecturer at the state Islamic University Jogyakarta. She also serves as a faculty at CRCS and ICRS-Yogya, UGM Graduate School. She completed her Masters degree from McGill University Montreal, Canada on Islamic philosophy and her PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of the book entitled "Muslim-Christian Relations in the New Order Indonesia: An Analysis of a Complex Relationship in Context".

Date : Thursday, 22 January 2009
Time : 1 pm - 2.30 pm
Venue : Seminar Room, 5th Floor, UGM Graduate School, Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung YKT
Speaker : Dr. Fatimah Husein

The forum is free and on a first-come-first basis.

Contact person:
Maufur ipung (ICRS): maufur_nd@yahoo. com
Mustaghfiroh Rahayu (CRCS): mth.rahayu@gmail. com